Special Report

Asylum: Politician Wants Baltic Island Detention Centres

Finns Party leader, and Member of the European Parliament Jussi Halla-aho says it would be "ideal" for people waiting to learn their asylum decision to be held in custody. But he concedes that maybe a more workable option could be...

Asylum: Political Parties Preach Peaceful Protests

Finnish political parties agree that violence is not the right way to protest, as a way to help undocumented migrants. But according to the Greens Alliance and Left Alliance, civil disobedience can be an acceptable way to help people who...

Asylum: Jyväskylä Human Chain Delays Family’s Deportation

Police in Jyväskylä say they had to use gas grenades to disperse protesters at the scene. Two people were arrested - one for violence, and the other for disorderly behaviour. Protesters in Jyväskylä managed to delay police from carrying...

Asylum: Mohammed’s Story

The temperature this week will hit +45°C in Iraq's Diyala Province. It's hot and dusty and economically depressed after a decade of near-constant conflict, and decades before that of ruinous sanctions imposed by the international community against Saddam Hussein's...

Asylum: Mushtaq’s Story

In the courtyard of a nondescript office building in Helsinki's Uudenmaankatu, a group of refugee women and children play badminton in the late evening sun. This is the soundtrack to their life in Finland: the gentle thwack of a...

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Morning headlines: Wednesday 12th August 2020

Li Andersson: 'Coronavirus back-to-school discussion has moved on since spring' Finnish students are heading back to school on Wednesday, after an unprecedented year that saw...

Li Andersson interview: ‘Coronavirus back-to-school discussion has moved on since spring’

Finnish students are heading back to school on Wednesday, after an unprecedented year that saw classes suspended during the worst of the coronavirus epidemic...

Turku knife attack hero in court over compensation fraud 

A British man hailed as a hero during the Turku terror attack was in court Tuesday facing charges of fraud. Hassan Zubier, who lives in...

Finland’s top diplomat in Beirut: ‘Lebanese people seem to be tired of rising from the ashes’

The Muslim call to prayer echoed from mosques across Lebanon on Tuesday evening, as church bells tolled at exactly 18:09, a week after a...

Minister of Justice caught out by announcement of strict quarantine rules

Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henriksson (RKP) was apparently caught out by a Monday night announcement from Minister of Family and Basic Services Krista Kiuru (SDP) that...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 11th August 2020

New testing regime, and fines or prison time for travelers who don't self-isolate Finland will introduce fines or even a possible three month prison sentence...

Minister: Fines or prison time for travelers who don’t self-isolate

Finland will introduce fines or even a possible three month prison sentence for people who refuse to go into self-isolation when they arrive from...

Investigators scour social media video for Hanko powerboat crash clues

Accident investigators are scouring social media video to find different views of a boat crash that left a child of primary school age dead,...